stereospecific

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adjective ste·reo·spe·cif·ic \ˌster-ē-ō-spi-ˈsi-fik, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereospecific

  1. :  being, produced by, or involved in a stereochemically specific process <many enzymes act as stereospecific catalysts> <stereospecific plastics>

stereospecifically

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stereospecificity

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1949

First Known Use of stereospecific

1949


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stereospecific

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adjective ste·reo·spe·cif·ic \-spə-ˈsif-ik\

Medical Definition of stereospecific

  1. :  relating to, being, or effecting a reaction or process in which different stereoisomeric starting materials produce different stereoisomeric products <stereospecific polymerization> <stereospecific catalysts>

stereospecifically

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